DUST 514 arrives May 14

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Free to play. It’s the way to go I tells ya. And it’s all perfectly legitimate and fair when you think about it. Like a glorified demo version of a game, the whole idea is to hook you in and keep you on the end of that line. And one of the biggest experiments in that genre, DUST 514, finally arrives next month.

May 14 is the date to mark on your calendars for that PS3 exclusive release date (BECAUSE 5/14, GET IT?), as the F2P from CCP arrives ASAP after spending some time MIA with an APB that gamers have been paying attention to so that they can RSVP.

DUST 514 has the usual marketing talk, promising gamers an “an ever-progressing game” experience according to VG247.

“Reaching this point has required many years, hundreds of CCP employees, and the engagement of millions of players who contributed fantastic feedback during the beta process,” CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson said to VG247.

Now we start the real journey, which, decades from now, we will look back on with astonishment at all we accomplished. The EVE Universe will outlive us all.

It’s an interesting idea, I’ll give CCP that much. Possibly getting a jumpstart on that other massively online FPS, Bungie’s Destiny, their particular shooter is meant to have a lifespan similar to that of EVE Online, which has just entered a second decade of number-crunching and space battles.

DUST 514 will ship with massive arenas within which up to 32 players can battle, as well as “lethal dropsuits, skills and weapons,” alongside land and air vehicles.

Last Updated: April 29, 2013

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